GANG OF SADNESS  4:40 pm August 31, 2009

Robert Gibbs And The White House Simply Do Not Care For Mike Enzi Anymore

by Jim Newell

Terrible Sen. Mike Enzi, Chuck Grassley’s second-in-command for reaching a bipartisan health care bill, wants to reform health care in much the same way that his superior does: by killing health care reform completely. This does not portend well for the Gang of Six! Even White House meanie Robert Gibbs admitted today that Enzi, whom Obama once praised for his good-faith negotiating efforts during a primetime press conference, has thrown his wiener in the cogs of progress one too many times now and should proceed to piss off. [TPM]

 

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{ 33 comments }

Gorillionaire August 31, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Gibbs is probably the only WH Press in history that could leave a genuinely funny comment on Wonkette.

nmmagayar August 31, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Now that I hate Chuck Todd, I want Robert Gibbs as my new, pretend boyfriend

Pilate August 31, 2009 at 4:48 pm

HOW DARE the Democrats not water down a bill at the polite request of Senators who are still going to vote NO on it.

problemwithcaring August 31, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Did a dining room table just walk away from a table?

hobospacejunkie August 31, 2009 at 4:52 pm

[re=399150]Pilate[/re]: Or do they water it down anyway & use the republicans as an excuse?

SmutBoffin August 31, 2009 at 4:54 pm

[re=399150]Pilate[/re]: Ain’t nuthin’ “polite” about these people.

Vulpes82 August 31, 2009 at 4:54 pm

[re=399147]nmmagayar[/re]: Ginger for a ginger! (It really is sad how Toddie’s brain has been totally reprogrammed into Conventional Beltway Douchebag, isn’t it?)

Tommmcatt August 31, 2009 at 4:55 pm

…and as you know, wieners and cogs just do not mix.

rikitikitavi August 31, 2009 at 4:57 pm

reconciliaton much?

Nerdalicious August 31, 2009 at 4:58 pm

There is hope sheeples, that the “evil” Kirk will emerge from the vineyards! Could this be a codified message?

Aurelio August 31, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Turned over his cards and decided to walk away from the table. Is this a reference to Blackjack? Is that how Gibbs spends his time when he’s not on the teevee?

V572625694 August 31, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Come on, Hopey: just say fuck it and drive on.

Katydid August 31, 2009 at 5:06 pm

[re=399146]Gorillionaire[/re]: Oh, I don’t know. Ron Ziegler was said to be high-larious. (Fuck, I’m old.)

http://firedoglake.com/2008/06/01/scott-mcclellan-ron-ziegler-and-the-press-corps-a-study-in-contrasts/

Pilate August 31, 2009 at 5:06 pm

[re=399155]hobospacejunkie[/re]: “We would have liked to pass a bill that bears some resemblance to what President Obama campaigned on, but for that we’ll need a super DUPER SPECIAL SPARKLY majority. Remember to vote Dem in 2010! And 2012! and 2014…”

geminisunmars August 31, 2009 at 5:09 pm

[re=399167]V572625694[/re]: Yes, Hopey, since they won’t play, toss all the cards in the air, and come up with a fab universal, single payer plan. They aren’t gonna play fair, no matter what. So why donja just give us what we really need and want.

SayItWithWookies August 31, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Could it actually be getting through to the White House that these yokels need to be handcuffed to the radiator so the adults can get some work done?

Humpback August 31, 2009 at 5:20 pm

I am still hoping that Obama really does have this thing under control, and come Christmas there really will be a universal coverage bill. C’mon, Santa!

Dog Trombone August 31, 2009 at 5:21 pm

[re=399177]geminisunmars[/re]: “Toss all the cards in the air, and….”

…. pull out your boot gun and BLAST AWAY!

There. Fixed that for you.

geminisunmars August 31, 2009 at 5:25 pm

[re=399190]Dog Trombone[/re]: Thanks. Succinct.

PourMeAGoldWater August 31, 2009 at 5:47 pm

“Check out this one,” Obama said as he threw his business card on the table.

“Nice coloring, what is it?” Asked Chuck Grassley.

“That’s ‘Bone’.” Replied Obama.

“His business card is better than mine,” thought Senator Enzi. It was Bone and Ivory. The other official’s mouths moved, but Enzi didn’t hear them. He could feel the dread creeping over his organs, like they were shutting down in sympathy with his embarassment. Enzi mouthed a mumbled excuse and left the meeting room, running as quickly as he could to his car so he could be alone until the panic passed.

Hooray For Anything August 31, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Wow, watching the Gang of 6 slowly fall apart is so sad. This is what it must have felt like when the Beatles broke up. Except the exact opposite because these people suck and they’re making the world worse, so it’s more like when Limp Bizkit broke up

Extemporanus August 31, 2009 at 5:52 pm

If one more senator walks away, they’ll be the Gang of Four, though still not great men.

Extemporanus August 31, 2009 at 5:56 pm

[re=399166]Aurelio[/re]: He’s obviously a huge Kenny Rogers fan.

user-of-owls August 31, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Mssrs. Enzi and Grassley want to reform health care in the same way capital punishment is used to reform prisoners. Men of conscience both.

sanantonerose August 31, 2009 at 6:02 pm

“thrown his wiener in the cogs of progress”

I gotta work that phrase into my next meeting.

AnglRdr August 31, 2009 at 6:05 pm

[re=399189]Humpback[/re]: I concur!

artbot2000 August 31, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Enzi throws his hotdog down the hallway of history…

Pierre Salinger could be funny on occasion. And some though Ari Fleischer droll, though I was never one of them.

AnnieGetYourFun August 31, 2009 at 7:26 pm

[re=399146]Gorillionaire[/re]: God, can you imagine Dana Perino trying to operate a computer for anything other than postng naked photos of herself on hot-or-not types of sites?

ericstoltz August 31, 2009 at 8:06 pm

It seems like Obama is way into that book “The Giving Tree,” with Grassley and Enzi playing alternating roles as the brat.

Athar August 31, 2009 at 8:10 pm

[re=399150]Pilate[/re]: You get the prize for cutting through the crap and getting to the point with that comment.

Athar August 31, 2009 at 8:15 pm

[re=399254]artbot2000[/re]: I miss the way Ari always pinched his thumb and forefinger at us, as if holding his stinking lies out away from him on a thread.

DustBowlBlues August 31, 2009 at 9:21 pm

[re=399170]Katydid[/re]: “the operative answer is [fill in the blanks of progressive lies]“

crankypants August 31, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Could this be the Bitter Enz? Fire up the death panels, Captain.

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